I believe you are the best person to decorate your home.

There is a decorator inside each of us.


You think so, too.  You just don’t think you know how to decorate.

I know it doesn’t seem easy or always come naturally, especially if…

  • You just wish you could do it yourself, because you don’t want to hire a stranger to decorate your home
  • You feel a calling to decorate and beautify your space, but don’t know where to get started
  • You don’t have anyone in your life that gets it, that you can chat decorating with (and your hubby is sick of you talking his ear off about all your ideas)
  • You know what you like, but you don’t know how to make it work in your space

That is exactly how I felt, too, when I was just starting out.  In the decorating world, I couldn’t seem to make sense of which way was up.  Through LOTS of trial and error, I figured it out and you can too (minus the trial and error part).

I help design-loving women find confidence in their inner decorator by making interior design simple, practical, and fun!  

No more boring copycat decorating!  I want you to…

  • Feel that little swell of pride in your chest knowing you did it yourself when people compliment your beautiful home!
  • Enjoy a home that is as beautiful as it is functional!
  • Love your home and be excited to invite people over!
  • Confidently make a home that tells your story!

From one decorator to another, you’ve got this!

Jackie Hernandez | tealandlime.com

Hi, I’m Jackie Hernandez, a self-taught decorator that believes there is a decorator inside everyone.  It is my passion and calling to help women discover their inner decorator and gain the confidence to make their home a beautiful reflection of themselves.  Through my own self-discovery and my work with over 250 clients and students, I know how to teach you the real skills you need to decorate your own home.

No design speak here.  I am all about practical, straightforward decorating tips and how-tos.  I try to make it as easy as 1,2,3, but still uniquely-you.  There is nothing cookie-cutter about it.


Just for Fun: 5 Things You Might Never Guess About Me

  1. I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Michigan Tech University.
  2. I am an Air Force Veteran.  I commissioned after I graduated college and served as a Communications Officer – it was a crazy, intense way to learn IT on-the-job.
  3. After leaving active duty, I worked for 6 more years as an IT Project Manager for software development projects in the medical device and agriculture industries.
  4. Nerd alert: My favorite childhood pastime was drawing floor plans for dream houses on graph paper.  Yup, my favorite gifts were graph paper, pencils, and rulers.
  5. My hubby and I have owned and decorated three homes together.  Our first was a tri-level condo overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia (man, I miss that view).  Our second was a split-level town home in Minnesota.  And, we currently live in a dream single-family home in Minnesota (the only part off about the dream is the long winters).

With such a hodgepodge of experience, you bet I bring I unique perspective to decorating.  For me it is a mix of science, order, and creativity!



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26 Responses to About

  1. Tonya says:

    what a nice story

  2. gloria says:

    wow!! you are super talented and your passion is undeniable. Great work. I am definitely going to reproduce some of your ideas, especially the craft storage for my two little ones. Thank you, thank you!

  3. kara says:

    I pinned your dining room forever ago and just now got to hunting down the original source. Love! Love the dining room, love the blog, love it all! I’ll be checking in often, as we’re getting ready to move into a new home soon! Gotta start hoarding decorating ideas now!

  4. Melissa says:

    Jackie I just discovered your blog via IHeartOrganizing.com. Your house tour is amazing–I totally love everything you’ve done. I have developed a love of teal and turquoise in the past couple of years and am so much happier with my living room after replacing the PB’ish tan/red/black scheme. Ha. I am grateful that Target has finally come around to this color scheme as well! I can’t wait to see more of your website and order a design from you. Thanks for sharing your talent!!!

    • Jackie says:

      Thanks for your sweet comment. I love finding others who share a passion for designing with less conventional colors. I am so happy some retailers are coming around too…some of my faves for teal and turquoise are Target, Z Gallerie, CB2, and West Elm.

  5. Charlotte says:

    I’m left in awe!
    All this creativity, inspiration and motivation, loads of ideas and diy’s – and great photos to top it! You rock! :-)

  6. Nicki says:

    I just discovered your blog, and I LOVE IT!!! YOu aer very talented? I just started my own blog, and when I read your about you section, it sounded like it was describing me! But you have way more talent than me. I will be reading your blog daily! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  7. Tina says:

    I just discovered your blog and am so glad I did! Have already gotten several ideas to be excited about! Will explore your whole blog when I have time and am looking forward to more, more, more!

  8. Ling says:

    Hi, I’ve been following your blog for a while now and love your style.

    How can I tell my interior designer that I want some thing like yours? Is it contemporary? Modern?

    • Jackie says:

      Ling, we consider our style modern, and we like to mix in DIY projects and unique pieces (from any style) for an eclectic feel. Hope that helps!

  9. Jessica Lundgren says:

    Love the new photo of you!

  10. Diane says:

    Cute pictures of you!

  11. Kristin says:

    I was brought to your site by BeingZhenya and I am so very glad I was! I am currently working on decorating my first family home and find myself at times struggling to do so on a budget. So I’ve started to do a lot of projects on my own and I will definitely be coming here for inspiration! Thank you!

    • Jackie says:

      Welcome! I just met Zhenya last night briefly. She was so sweet. I hope I can inspire you with my DIY projects!

  12. Gracielle says:

    First time stopping by and I LOVE your sense of decor. I moved into my home almost a year ago and still have so much work to do! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  13. I’ve got turquoise and lime all over my house too, I’ve got a home tour going on this year as I work on one room a month!

  14. Deanna H. says:

    Love your cute story! Found you on pinterest while i was searching for dyi pillow covers. I desperately need to recover my brown ugly pillows on my couch. I am so determined to my our house our home… i struggle a little with actually getting it done and getting rid of the clutter that comes with having 4 kids in the house. ha… can’t wait to explore the rest of your blog. :)

  15. Jackie, love your site! Your ideas and projects are both stylish and very manageable (unlike many DIY sites that are frankly a little overwhelming for many people who don’t consider themselves to be super crafty). Anyway, keep up the great work! And funny story, my whole main level is decorated in blue, green (and yellow!) too. :-)

  16. Claudia says:

    I just wanted to mention that I love your website and the positive approach that you have!

  17. Lisa says:

    Love it! You truly are a butterfly, Jackie! I’m so proud of how far you’ve come and how talented you are. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge through your courses. I’m loving the Mood Board 101 class. I’ve said it before, you are a role-model for getting out of the corporate world and living your dreams. I’m still working on it, but I’ll get there. Look forward to “following” you as you continue to grow!

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